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  •  Well, it will be threatened, but not by the use (1+ / 0-)
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    of nuclear weapons by the countries that have them.  We are currently threatened by the potential for loose nukes being procured by terrorists either on the black market or by sympathetic types in government.  That won't get people even a single delivery system like a missile - it would only get them the weapon which they'd have to sneak into the US like they have done in various movies and books.

    All of our fancy stealth airplanes, submarines and aircraft carriers aren't the type of defense we need for that, and yet that's precisely where a lot of money is being spent instead of for more port security, scanners and better training protecting our borders (I'm not including immigrants here, just hardware, since this was a post on nuclear threats).

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